OK, I haven't started officially looking for a new car as of yet, but I've been trying to find a car that I even like lookin at nowadays.
Right now I'm driving a Honda Accord 4cyl which has been ok, but not what i expected it to be when I got it. I want something with a bigger engine, and it has to have more room. I never realize how small my car is until I get back in town from being in a rental all week long. I also will NEVER drive a 4cyl car again.
That being said, I had pretty much decided that I should look at the Nissan Maxima. The new style is different, but overall the Maxima has a great rep and their engine has been rated as the best 6 on the market somethin like 9 out of the past 10 years I think.
For a few weeks lately, I've driven the new Chrysler 300M. WOW what a car. THe ride, the styling (front end of a Bentley, back end of a Caddy, and the chopped body of something circa Green Hornet era)......EVERYTHING about that car is HOT......(see pic below). I can't say that I've ever really thought about a Chrysler before, so I'm curious what y'all think about them. The new 300M is their first rear wheel in over 20 years, so maybe this first year in production would be a bad idea, but I REALLY liked driving that thing. The big negative about the 300M is that it weighs in at just under 5000 pounds. I know that translates into dead weight for gas mileage, but it gets about 25% less mpg than what I'm currently getting, while having a tank that's 3gallons larger......
Both cars are about the same price, so from a pricing standpoint one doesn't automatically win out over the other. I'm sure the styling on the 300M won't appeal to everyone, but aesthetically I REALLY like it. Any other opinions??????